Sei Fujii is a crusading reporter for a newspaper in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo section in 1935. He is concerned that the exploitation of the poor by local gambling concerns will not only ... See full summary »

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Mr. Sato
Ikuma Ando ...
Yamada
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Hawaiian Hoodlum 'Musubi Head' (as Garret T. Sato)
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Japanese Hoodlum 'Tetsu'
Eric Fehmel-Noda ...
Lani Nishiyama ...
Nisei Week Queen (as Lani Kume Nishiyama)
Derek Itagaki ...
Paperboy
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Paperboy Akio
Christopher Lu ...
Paperboy
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Manju Man
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Bar Patron 'Jiro'
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Sei Fujii is a crusading reporter for a newspaper in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo section in 1935. He is concerned that the exploitation of the poor by local gambling concerns will not only hurt the community directly, but will also sabotage the efforts to make the rest of Los Angeles accept the Japanese of Little Tokyo as loyal and trustworthy Americans. Fujii sets out to bring the power of the press to play against the gambling houses. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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For the assassination attempt on Sei Fujii (Chris Tashima), it was originally scripted that Hawaiian Hoodlum would strangle Fujii with the rope. However, due to a scheduling conflict during filming, Garret Sato was unavailable to shoot the scene. To stay on schedule, director Jeffrey Gee Chin decided to have lead gangster Yamada (Ikuma Ando) do the strangling instead - which, in the end, made for a dramatic head-to-head encounter. See more »

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Japanese Sandman
Written by Richard A. Whiting and with lyrics by Ray Egan (as Raymond B. Egan)
Performed by Fred Rich & His Orchestra
Published by CBS Radio
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music
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